The Little Epicurean

Apr 17 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Fresh Lime Margarita

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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!

During my senior year of collage, Margarita Mondays was a real thing.  (Nowadays, not so much.)  I guess having just turned 21 meant Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday, Winesday Wednesday, and Thirsty Thursday was appropriate and totally justifiable.

You really only need three ingredients to make a pretty darn tasty margarita.  Those items being: good tequila, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.  None of that sour mix or margarita mix nonsense. I like to add a lime zest-coarse salt rim and a splash of Grand Mariner (orange-cognac liqueur) because I like to be different.

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While rimming the glass in regular old salt is perfectly fine, go the extra distance by adding some lime zest.  It not only looks pretty; it adds a nice little zing and pop of flavor.

Apr 16 2014

Almond Pound Cake with Orange Chocolate Glaze

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Today marks a very momentous and joyous occasion.  It has finally happened… I have gotten the website design makeover I’ve always wanted!  Thanks to the lovely and super talented Lindsay of Purr Design, say hello to the beautiful and improved site! This has been in the works for some time.  I’ve been dreaming about it

Apr 15 2014

Coachella 2014

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I feel like at one point in everyone’s life, music plays such an important role.  A big chunk of my adolescent and college years revolved around music.  Music brings people together, starts friendships, and provides a soundtrack to countless memories. If it wasn’t for music, my bff and I would have never been.  One afternoon

Apr 11 2014

Baked Crunchy Chickpeas

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Prior to this snack, my only knowledge of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) was hummus.  And then Alex told me about crunchy chickpeas. Where was this awesome snack during my teens?!  They taste like corn nuts but a heck of a lot healthier!  Confession: once upon a time I was addicted to the deep

Apr 10 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Honey Whiskey Lemonade

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I think the heat may be affecting my head.  Is it still April?  My desk calendar says April, but outside it sure feels like August.  It’s only the second week of April and temperatures are hitting the 90s this week. What the heck happened to spring? Oh well, I get to start drinking this lovely

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